Blind Item – March 2018 – Bollywood 2
The blind item below confirms all the things that went wrong with this production company. Written by Rajeev Masand, this blind item pretty much confirms the rumours that have been going around regarding this lady producer and her movie production house. It’s funny because she used the help of another website to refute these rumours and call her director crazy at the time. Now it seems, the company is trying to get back on its feet and this lady is working hard to find the ways for that to happen.
Usually when these production houses go through a low phase, they keep working at it trying hard to find that one film that will become such a huge hit that the company will recover all its losses. It’s exactly what this lady is hoping for. As of now, it seems that she is spending more money in making sure this happens. At this exact moment, she has more than two films in production and another one, whose shooting was stopped midway. It’s a clear situation of biting off more than they can chew.
Well, hopefully the production house can recover and be back in working mode. A production house has a lot of people working for them and if things don’t go well, these people will lose their jobs and end up not getting paid. The stars are fine, they can sign another film and make their money.
The Party Ends for Ms Moneybags
The uncertainty over the release of a new film—previously slated for December last year, now likely to be pushed further— has put the spotlight on one of the film’s producers, a Ms Moneybags who announced her arrival in Bollywood not long ago through expensive co-productions.
But insiders say the party has ended. The producer’s cheques are bouncing, there are reports of financial irregularities in her books, and there’s a string of unpaid talent that is getting impatient. Chief among them is the bicep-bulging actor-producer of this film who is reportedly seething over the fact that the producer has defaulted on his salary and the last set of payments to ensure the film’s smooth release.
There is also talk that she fell out with the other producers over a recently-released horror film that she was involved in, and then there is the very public embarrassment over a romantic film with a top studio that had to temporarily be stalled after she got into a spat with the film’s director over money issues.
The lady in question shot to fame when she partnered with a top action star in his last film, a ‘social drama’ that she partly financed, and which did solid box office numbers last year. Industrywaalas are saying her approach to the business has been all wrong. One insider refers to an instance of her ‘messing up the market’ by signing an actor for Rs 11 crore when his market price is considerably lower.
The lady is reportedly amiable and in the habit of sending expensive designer products to potential collaborators in her relentless efforts to woo them for partnerships.